Glossary of Spanish gender and sex terminology

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This page lists Spanish terms related to gender and sex. They are alphabetically ordered according to the words in Spanish.

A[edit | edit source]

  • afeminado: effeminate
  • agénero: agender
  • aliado: ally
  • androginia: androgyny
  • andrógino/andrógina: androgyne
  • apariencia andrógina: androgynous look
  • asignado hombre al nacer (AHAN): AMAB, DMAB, CAMAB, MAAB
  • asignado mujer al nacer (AMAN): AFAB, DFAB, CAFAB, FAAB

B[edit | edit source]

C[edit | edit source]

  • cambio de nombre: name change
  • cisgénero: cisgender
  • cissexismo: cissexism
  • cisheteronormativo: cisheteronormative
  • cuir (pejorative)/queer: queer
  • Cónyuge: wife / husband (gender neutral term). Used in formal language.

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E[edit | edit source]

F[edit | edit source]

  • femenino: feminine
  • femme: femme
  • feminidad: femininity
  • feminista radical transexclusiva (TERFA) : TERF

G[edit | edit source]

H[edit | edit source]

  • heteronormativo: heteronormative

I[edit | edit source]

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L[edit | edit source]

  • Latin@ or Latinx or Latine. A gender-inclusive form of "Latino"/"Latina".
  • lesbiana: lesbian

M[edit | edit source]

  • malgenerizar (verb): to misgender
  • marimacha (pejorative, can be used as an insult): butch; tomboy
  • machorra (pejorative, can be used as an insult): butch, tomboy
  • maricón / marica (pejorative): sissy Usually used as an insult, has been lately reclaimed by gay men.
  • masculinidad: masculinity
  • masculino: masculine
  • multigénero: multigender / pangender

N[edit | edit source]

  • no-binario / no-binaria / no-binarie: nonbinary No-binario stands for "género no binario" (nonbinary gender) and no-binaria stands for "persona no-binaria" (nonbinary person). The gender of the word doesn't imply binary identity. No-binarie is commonly used to avoid this misunderstanding.
  • necrónimo: deadname

P[edit | edit source]

  • pangénero: pangender
  • pareja: partner (can be used for neutral term for significant other)
  • pronombre(s): pronoun(s)

R[edit | edit source]

S[edit | edit source]

T[edit | edit source]

  • testo: short for testosterona (testosterone), usually used in a similar way to English "T"
  • trava / travelo (pejorative, can be used as an insult): transvestite, transgender. Used as an insult against trans woman, similar to tranny.
  • travesti: transvestite, transgender; a gender identity in some Latin American countries
  • travestismo: travestism
  • teoría queer: queer theory
  • teoría de género: gender theory
  • tercer sexo: third sex
  • transgénero: transgender
  • trigénero: trigender
  • transfobia: transphobia
  • tránsfobo/tránsfoba: transphobe
  • transfóbico/transfóbica: transphobic
  • transmisoginia: transmisogyny
  • transmisógino/transmisógina: transmisoginist
  • transición: transition (noun)
  • transicionar: transition (verb)
  • transgresión de género: gender transgression
  • transexclusión/transexcluyente: TERF

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  1. "Pronouns & Pronombres". Make the Road New York. Retrieved 5 October 2020.